Intended for students in political science and economics who have already taken a course in game theory, this text provides a unified and accessible survey of canonical and important new formal models of domestic politics.
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Political behavior is the result of innumerable unnoticed forces and conscious deliberation is often a rationalization of automatically triggered feelings and thoughts. This book proposes and empirically tests a theory of motivated political reasoning that predicts that when citizens think about familiar political leaders, groups, and issues, their prior feelings spontaneously bias how information is encoded, retrieved, evaluated, and acted upon.
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Shocking moments in society create an extraordinary environment that permits political and opinion changes that are unlikely during times of normal politics. Strong emotions felt by the public during catastrophes – even if experienced only vicariously through media coverage – are a powerful motivator of public opinion and activism. By examining public opinion during one extraordinary event, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Lonna Rae Atkeson and Cherie D. Maestas show how media information interacts with emotion in shaping a wide range of political opinions about government and political leaders.
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James Madison wrote, "Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob." The contributors to this volume discuss and for the most part challenge this claim by asking whether many minds can be wiser than one. The authors draw on historical examples from classical Athens to the French Revolution, and on recent theoretical development in the social sciences. This volume is unique in its interdisciplinary character and the depth of its scholarship.
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The gap between the U.S. military and society has widened in recent years, posing problems for the constitutional order. The gap is especially acute in major universities. Arms and the University probes various dimensions of the tense relationship between the military and the university. Developing and applying a theory of civic and liberal education, this book shows how some military presence on campus can contribute to the diversity of ideas and the education of all students.
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In The Tea Party: Three Principles, Elizabeth Price Foley asserts that the mainstream media's characterization of the American Tea Party movement is distorted. Foley sees the decentralized, wide-ranging group as a movement bound by allegiance to three "core principles" of American constitutional law: limited government, unapologetic U.S. sovereignty, and constitutional originalism. She explains how these principles predict the Tea Party's impact on the American political landscape, connecting them to current issues, such as health care reform, illegal immigration, the war on terror, and internationalism.
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This book assesses the strength of the national legislature of every country in the world with a population of at least a half-million inhabitants, using data generated by means of a vast international survey of experts, extensive study of secondary sources, and painstaking analysis of constitutions and other relevant documents.
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Invaluable to those approaching the subject for the first time, this new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to international relations.
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